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2nd MacArthur Road robbery in a week may be related to 1st (PHOTOS)

Days apart, the robberies were perpetrated by a male gunman, according to Whitehall Township police.

Whitehall Township police responded Friday for the second time this wee…

Heroin stamped with ‘white power’ found on couple, cops say

The man reportedly admitted to selling meth and that he currently had multiple customers.

A couple under investigation for dealing drugs was found with heroin stamped with “whit…

Robber hits Dunkin’ Donuts in Whitehall Township

The robber entered the business about 9 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Whitehall Township police are looking for a man who robbed a Dunkin’ Donuts Wednesday morning.
Police sa…

Meth found on driver who flashed gun in road rage, cops say

The victim told police Timothy Chuss cut him off numerous times on MacArthur Road, then pointed a gun at him.

A driver accused of pointing a gun at a man on MacArthur Road during…

Route 22 traffic shifts as $65M Fullerton Ave. project continues

Two off-ramps will open, an on-ramp will close and a bridge will be demolished.

Two Route 22 off-ramps will soon open, an on-ramp will close and a bridge will be demolished …

SWAT team nabs fugitive in 4-hour police call

It was the Lehigh County Municipal Emergency Response Team’s second call this month in Whitehall Township.

The Lehigh County Municipal Emergency Response Team took a fugitive into custody Thursday afternoon, four hours after police were initially called, according to a news release.

Whitehall Township police said they responded about noon for the report of a wanted mane in the 2000 block of North Lehigh Avenue.

Police confirmed Angel Leon Jr. was inside the home and was wanted on multiple warrants out of Berks County, the release states.

With assistance from the MERT, Leon was taken into custody at 4 p.m., township police said.

He was taken to Lehigh County Central Booking for arraignment.

Court records list an Angel Luis Leon Jr., 23, of Reading, as wanted on a bench warrant issued Dec. 1 following his conviction in a September 2013 robbery in the Berks County city. Drunken driving and related charges are also pending against Leon for an incident last Oct. 12 in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County.

This was at least the MERT’s second call in Whitehall Township this month.

The team on April 1 took Zachary Weller into custody following an hours-long standoff in the 1200 block of Broad Street.

Felony charges dropped in Whitehall standoff

No one was reported physically injured in either response.

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Northampton teen earns Eagle Scout rank

Matthew Guindine takes his passion for soccer and helps restore a Whitehall Golf Course.

Matthew Guindine, a member of Boy Scout Troop 93, of Northampton, earned the rank of Eagl…

Felony charges dropped in Whitehall standoff case

The man reportedly said he was not going back to prison, and was not backing down without a fight.

Felony charges were dropped for a man accused of holding a woman at knifepoint,…

Man allegedly shoots at ex-girlfriend in fleeing car, chokes her

Police found a man with bloody hands in a parking lot, and damage to his car.

A fight between a man and his ex-girlfriend escalated to the man shooting at the woman as she fled i…

Hours-long standoff in Whitehall ends peacefully (PHOTOS)

Police in tactical gear surrounded the apartments for hours.

An armed standoff in Whitehall Township that lasted for hours ended peacefully after police forced their way int…